March is National Nutrition Month

Today about half of all American adults have one or more chronic diseases, often related to poor diet. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans emphasizes the importance of creating a healthy eating pattern to maintain health and reduce the risk of disease. Everything we eat and drink—the diet plan we make day to day and over our lifetime—matters. Long term weight loss can be difficult.

The right mix can help you be healthier now and in the future. Start with slight changes to make healthier choices you can enjoy. Find your healthy eating style and maintain it for a lifetime. This means:

  1. Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.
  2. Focus on whole fruits
  3. Vary your vegetables
  4. Make your grains whole grains.
  5. Move to low-fat and fat-free milk or yogurt.
  6. Vary your protein routine.
  7. Drink and eat less sodium, saturated fat, and added sugars.
  8. Avoid fad diets.

If you’re struggling with weight loss, you need the help of an obesity medicine specialist. If you’d like to learn more about permanent weight loss, please feel free to call us or schedule an appointment with Dr. Isaacs.